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George Clooney weds Amal Alamuddin in Venice

At sunset on Saturday, crowds cheered along Venice's Grand Canal as Clooney and his guests boated to the Aman hotel

Four Indian cities in Asian Top 10 destinations list

A survey by global online hotel search site Trivago revealed that Agra, Ahmedabad, Kochi and Panaji are the four cities

'Satyamev Jayate' to begin from October 5

First promo of the issue-based show made its debut appearance on micro-blogging site Twitter

Highly educated and ready to mingle? Log on

A slew of websites caters to matchmaking needs of IITians, IIMians and others with high educational qualifications

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Jewellery expert Olaf Van Cleef comes to India with a glittering canvas

Olaf Van Cleef, scion of the family that crafted jewellery for the likes of Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor, is in India to exhibit his ...

Water alert

If you live in Delhi, there is a one-in-three chance that the packaged water you buy could be spurious

Lamborghini Huracán: A theatre of dreams

At Rs 3.43 cr, the Lamborghini Huracán may be a dream for most, but for those who can afford it, the Italian supercar is a performer with ...

Chinese whispers

You haven't heard this yet, have you? But how could you, this news was never published. Last week at the Taj Palace, the still night was broken ...

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Designer Vaishali Shadangule gives old India a new look

Designer Vaishali Shadangule uses traditional weaves and textiles in Western and contemporary dresses

My Life My Style: Lisa Ray

'Yoga travels well'

Bling it on

Four style gurus have decided to expand their repertoire and conquer another bastion of design - jewellery. The author checks out their

Timeless in ceramic

Rado's new DiaMaster range of watches surprises with its sleek design that vibrates with a traditional, classic appeal

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The dismal science

The economics profession has not, to say the least, covered itself in glory these past six years. Hardly any economists predicted the 2008 ...

Divided we stand: Provocative book says India, US will never be allies

A masterly survey of Indo-US relations suggests that the countries may never be allies but they will always be friends

Why does Mantel bring up the bodies?

I have a confession to make. I have not read Hillary Mantel's Booker-winning Bring Up the Bodies, the second in her trilogy about Thomas ...

Not just an accountant's angst

As independent India's 11th Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) from January 2008 to May 2013, Vinod Rai came under intense and vituperative ...

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Nilanjana S Roy

Nilanjana S Roy: Vive la Librarian!
Nilanjana S Roy

Keep your Arab Springs and popular uprisings: if you're going to "vive" any "les revolutions", please think of the unsung heroism of librarians. ...

Malavika Sangghvi

Business as usual
Malavika Sangghvi

What if Modi and Obama were to meet, for the first time, at a bar?

Kishore Singh

The collecting bug
Kishore Singh

Even the most analytical of collectors are unable to resist the lure of frequent excursions into art-buying expeditions. Where newbies fuss ...

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Chess (#1115)

"You cannot compare Magnus Carlsen with Fabiano Caruana, they were born in totally different years (1990 and 1992). In these modern times chess ...

Kabbadi comes to the fore again

Television coverage and a bit of Bollywood has given India's ancient contact sport of kabaddi a touch of glamour, sending youngsters to parks on ...

Chess (#1114)

The Bilbao Masters is Viswanathan Anand's last outing before the title match, which is scheduled to start on November 5. Bilbao is a double ...

Indian wrestlers' pursuit of gold

There is a quiet air of confidence at the wrestling camp being held at Sonepat to prepare India's brightest wrestling prospects for the Asian ...

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Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

City's got a rival

Maruti Suzuki's new sedan, the Ciaz, does not have a bold design line or the peppiness that enthusiasts may be looking for, but it addresses the ...

Hey, Good Looking

Meet Honda's Mobilio - finally, a multi-purpose vehicle that, while being functional, oozes style

The Mercedes-Benz SLK is a beauty with a beast's heart

The Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG's biggest strength is that despite its uber luxe branding, it can be a car for your daily drive

Beast on a time lease

The Ford Endeavour will be launched in an all-new version next year. In the meantime, here is the revamped SUV. Should you buy it or wait till ...

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The sound of India

Two men have set up an archive of Indian music and theatre as well as recorded speeches of historical figures

The dilemma of ethics

In the Ramayana, after the battle has been won and Ravana vanquished, the epic instead of winding down to a happy ending throws up a dilemma. ...

History in miniatures

200 objects including Shah Jahan's recipe book, a rare photograph of Bahadur Shah Zafar and the earliest Indian Atlas have been brought to Delhi ...